Parasite

Parasite

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Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.

R, 131 min.

"This is the best movie of the year... A tonal marvel...An absolutely extraordinary achievement on every conceivable level." - FilmWeek

"One of the best movies of 2019, Bong Joon Ho's latest is a film of dramatic power, innovative comedy, romantic poetry and melancholy beauty." - Chicago Tribune

"You'll watch knowing you're in the hands of a master filmmaker..." - Seattle Times

"PARASITE isn't really a monster movie. Yet on at least one of its nearly infinite levels it is - and the monsters are us." - Boston Globe

"What keeps you rapt in Parasite is the visual wit — every shot distills the movie’s themes — and the richness of the characters and performances." - Vulture

"South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho already has an impeccable track record, but he's stepped up his game with this brilliant, powerfully revealing social satire." - Common Sense Media

"A masterpiece of serial surprises from the Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho." - Wall Street Journal

"PARASITE expresses consequential ideas that matter to the filmmaker about the way we live today, and the prejudice and malice we create for ourselves and others." - Chicago Tribune